Institutional Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

What skills can students demonstrate after graduating from San Bernardino Valley College?

ILOs have the broadest perspective. They help us measure what abilities, skills, and knowledge students will acquire at SBVC. We develop maps that connect SLOs, PLOs, and ILOs, as well as SAOs and ILOs. 

The Institutional Learning Outcomes of SBVC are: 

  1. Communication Skills
    • Literacy: Reading, listening, observing, speaking, and writing
    • Interpersonal Skills: Working with individuals and groups, including conflict resolution and giving/receiving constructive feedback
  2. Quantitative Skills
    • Mathematical Theory: Understanding mathematical concepts and structures
    • Applied Mathematics: Applying mathematical skills and numerical data to analyze and solve real world problems
    • Mathematical Visualization: Using graphs, charts, and tables
  3. Critical Thinking Skills
    • Information Literacy: Finding, interpreting and evaluating information in print, electronic, and non-electronic media sources
    • Problem Solving: Using evidence-based reasoning to articulate a problem and propose hypotheses or solutions
    • Creativity: Using creative reasoning for problem solving and personal and social expression
  4. Discipline Specific Skills
    • Discipline Theory: Understanding and employing discipline vocabulary, ideas, theories, standards and ethics
    • Discipline Technology: Using tools, computers, instruments, and equipment relevant to discipline
    • Discipline Performance: Working in labs, workshops, clinics, performances, and work experience relevant to discipline
  5. Personal, Social, Professional Responsibility
    • Self-Knowledge: Understanding and evaluating personal strengths, weaknesses, biases and values
    • Goal-Setting: Setting goals that are realistic and balance educational, professional and personal life
    • Cultural Awareness: Understanding and respecting one’s own culture, other cultures, and diversity
    • Ethics: Understanding and practicing ethics, intellectual honesty, fairness, and personal responsibility